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Archive - Sep 23, 2011

Adoption group gets new meeting room through donation

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video It was a night of transformation for Children at Heart Adoption Services. "We moved into this office in April then we were given a huge gift in June when we connected with Paysage and they donated all of this beautiful furniture for our birth mothers support group space," Assistant Director for Children at Heart, Erica Willock, said. Full story...
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Monkey Junction residents successfully fighting annexation

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video The New Hanover County Board of Elections needs 60% of homeowners in Monkey Junction to sign the petition against annexation if the town is going to avoid that action from the city of Wilmington. As of Thursday, the board has received 62%. Full story...
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"And the Winner is..." BEST PLUMBER

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For this week's "And the Winner is..." we want to know who you call when you have a problem with your pipes. When Drano just doesn't cut it, who do you run to for all of your plumbing needs? We want to know who is the BEST PLUMBER in the Cape Fear? Here's how the votes are running (4 p.m. Wed.):
John's Plumbing, Southport - 32%
Milam Plumbing, Burgaw - 21%
Wilmington Plumbing - 14%
VOTE NOW!
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Unemployment climbs again in Wilmington area

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After a small drop in July, unemployment is up again in the Wilmington metro area. The region's unemployment rate climbed to 10.5 percent in August. That's up from 10.2 percent in July after a drop from 10.4 percent in June. The Employment Security Commission says 18,744 are unemployed in our area. Full story...
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Strickland gets plea deal, jail time

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video The Tabor City teen accused of repeatedly damaging and trespassing at the home of former state Sen. R.C. Soles will spend some time in prison. Full story...
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'One Tree Hill' cast, fans mark milestone

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It was eight years ago tonight that the show debuted on what was then The WB. Since then 174 episodes have aired of the teen drama turned young adult drama (now on The CW) set in the fictional town of Tree Hill, NC. Full story...
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Battleship named Attraction of the Year

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Seven decades after entering World War II, the Battleship North Carolina has earned another honor. Last night the North Carolina Travel Industry Association honored the Battleship as its 2011 Attraction of the Year. Full story...
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Perdue campaign investigation nearing end

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The state investigation into Bev Perdue's campaign for governor is nearing an end, and the man in charge of that investigation said it would likely end with new charges being filed. Full story...
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Fall's arrival leaves hole, as Britt's Donuts closes till spring

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Fall officially arrived just after 5 a.m. And a sure sign summer's over is happening down at Carolina Beach. Full story...
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FEMA sets up Wilmington office to help with Irene questions

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The Disaster Recovery Center is for anyone who would like questions answered face to face, or for folks without access to a telephone. Full story...
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BCSO identifies suspect in Wednesday shooting

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Brunswick County Sheriff's detective have identified the suspect in a shooting Wednesday night. Justin Antwain Garvin, 19, is wanted for assault in a shooting at Stevenson Mobile Home Park in Stevenson Road in Supply. Full story...
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Fundraiser for cancer fight honors late judge

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Pancreatic cancer took the life New Hanover County judge and veteran John Carroll in May. Monday would have been his birthday. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. Health Dept. hosts flu shot clinic; walk-in hours start Monday

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Flu season is upon us, and flu shots are already available. The Brunswick County Health Department will hold a Flu Shot Clinic tomorrow. You can go to the Health Department on a walk-in basis Monday–Friday beginning starting next week. Full story...
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New Hanover Public Library will display “Freedom, Sacrifice, Memory” Civil War photo exhibit in October

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The involvement of Confederate soldiers, African Americans and women is depicted in the Freedom, Sacrifice, Memory: Civil War Sesquicentennial Photography Exhibit, which will visit the New Hanover Public Library Oct. 1-29. The exhibit will educate and illustrate on a difficult period in history that the nation moved beyond. Full story...
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NC churches participate in DREAM Sabbath 2011

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Ten North Carolina churches are among 300 houses of worship nationwide that are participating in a campaign to raise awareness about young educated immigrants who are not authorized to be in the United States even though they grew up here. Full story...
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